I would like your advice and experience on whether to separate a mama hen and her chicks from the rest of the flock.... Her eggs should be hatching on or around June 5th. This is my first time having a broody and hatching eggs. Will mama protect her babies? Have you ever just let your mama hen raise her chicks right with the flock? Also, currently she is brooding in a utility sink. It is a deep sink. Once the chicks hatch, they would never be able to get out of the sink. What should I put her and the chicks in so that the chicks can get in and out of it? My nesting boxes are up on the wall, so they couldn't get in or out of those either. Any ideas or tips? Thank you!!